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Learn me SEO

I am taking on a new role which will require me to be conversant in SEO. Our SEO product manager likes to obfuscate things so no one can pin him down. It is my job to pin him down and call bullshit. I have no idea what schema.org is or what this canonical stuff is all about. Can anyone recommend a great book / site where I can get up to speed on all things SEO? I don't have a lot of time to spend so brevity is key.
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 31, 2014 - 11 answers

Varnish cache on Dreamhost

I have a VPS on Dreamhost. I wonder, has anyone ever gotten Varnish Cache working on it? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Jul 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Name of European movie about couple's marital problems

Calling all movie buffs -- I saw a trailer for a movie, but I have forgotten its name. It was European, probably French. It was about a married couple. They were both white. The man had brown hair and was heavier set, but I might be wrong. The woman had brown hair and was normal build. The man was older than the woman, but I might be wrong. [more inside]
posted by n81acc on May 21, 2014 - 12 answers

How to make Maps cache ALL available zoom levels on Android?

I'm running Kitkat and Google Maps 7.7. Using the cache feature, I can save a certain area of a map. However, not all of the zoom levels are saved - if I zoom out far enough to encompass the area I want, the more granular zoomed in levels don't get saved properly. I've found this, but it seems that the functionality is no longer available in current versions (and I'd like to avoid sketchy options if possible). At the moment, I'm manually zooming in and caching lots of sections of the map to ensure that all levels are saved, but it's fiddly to do and there's no easy way to ensure that I've covered every section.
posted by Solomon on May 5, 2014 - 7 answers

How to detect network caching/filtering simply?

I work for a company that develops, hosts, and licenses a web-based career guidance app that breaks when it is subjected to caching/filtering. How can we detect if this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Dipsomaniac on Mar 20, 2014 - 14 answers

Misbehaving fonts in Office 2011 Mac

So the long and short of it is, I'm pretty sure that Meiryo UI is messed up or missing or something, and instead Office 2011 on my Mac has decided that it'd be totally cool to use Mart Futomaru Gothic instead for most Japanese text display, including all over Excel. Is there some way to reinstall just the font(s) or maybe clear the Office font cache?
posted by DoctorFedora on Oct 20, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of my website?

I stupidly let a web hosting account expire without backing up and transferring my site to my new server. I'm talking to the host to try to get access to my data (fingers crossed), but in case that does not work out: Is there a way to efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of a specific domain? Something else I should consider? I would like to act fast on this, and I don't have any programming/tech-fu skills.
posted by croutonsupafreak on Mar 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Wayback Machine isn't far enough

How to find a cached version of Mitt Romney's campaign website? [more inside]
posted by bryghtrose on Nov 28, 2012 - 1 answer

How can I save the audio from this streaming site?

How can I save the audio from this streaming site? [more inside]
posted by bluelava on Jun 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Make me a cache money millionaire!

Help me set up a simple 100% caching forward proxy for my home. I dicked around with squid and then apache+mod_proxy/mod_cache yesterday afternoon, and while they proxy beautifully, they don't seem to have much cache hit even on static content- almost or completely 0% cache hit. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on May 21, 2012 - 5 answers

How to scrape the Google cache

Had a plan to scrape a website, but now it's down indefinitely. Google has the site cached, but this makes things kind of complicated. Newbie questions about scraping websites and using the Google cache inside. [more inside]
posted by hot soup on May 18, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm an idiot.

Can I find my cache for a specific website I visited regularly on Google Chrome on a mac? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Nov 30, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I download an entire website from Google's cache?

How do I download an entire website from Google's cache? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for a web browser that doesn't cache DNS or content.

I need a web browser (or firefox extension) that really, really, really disables caching. I want exactly what the server sends, every time I load a page. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Show me the... cache.

What's the best way cache and archive web bookmarks? (Firefox, Vista) [more inside]
posted by matkline on Apr 13, 2010 - 6 answers

The World of Wordpress Plugins

blogvirginfilter: I am a proud proprietor of a brand new blog and I just discovered the world of Wordpress plugins and need some serious help and explanations. [more inside]
posted by kitchencrush on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Export Google Desktop Cache to PDF?

Is there a way to export my Google Desktop cache of webpages into PDF or plain text files? I frequently update my computer and although I include my Google Desktop indexes in my backups, for all practical purposes the browsing history is lost since there is no method to import a Google Desktop Index (You can restore an entire backup, but not import one into another). I'd like to be able to keep a PDF or plain text history of every web page I've visited. I've installed the PDFCreator toolbar, which allows one-click saving of a webpage, so I can save my history from here on, but I'd love to reach back in time and resurrect my browsing history stored in the Google Desktop Index.
posted by PigAlien on Jan 27, 2010 - 2 answers

cache.manifest & Yahoo webhosting?

How do I serve a .manifest file as "type text/cache-manifest" using Yahoo small business webhosting? I have created the manifest file and uploaded it to the server. I have declared the manifest file in the index.html, but I don't think the mime-type is recognized. Yahoo doesn't allow ht access files to be uploaded either. (I am trying to write my first web-app for the iPhone) Thanks for any guidance!
posted by DB Cooper on Jan 19, 2010 - 4 answers

What has Roger Ebert discovered about "Cache"?

In a new essay on the film Cache, Roger Ebert says he has discovered a "smoking gun" that may explain the film's mystery. He says it occurs at around 20:39 on the DVD. Can somebody with access to the DVD tell me what is there? (For anybody who hasn't seen this film, Ebert's essay contains some spoilers--as (I hope!) will this thread.)
posted by yankeefog on Jan 15, 2010 - 28 answers

Can I disable Firefox cache per-domain?

How can I set Firefox to not cache any pages from a certain domain? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Web Dev - How to inform browsers to update their cache?

I am developing a website that has a moderately-sized user base. I am going to be rolling out a new version of the page soon. In my testing, I have noticed that my browsers don't notice that there are new versions of some of the CSS files available on the servers, and renders the page with the old CSS files. This causes display glitches. How do I let browsers know that new CSS/Javascript files are available and to update it's cache?
posted by LoopyG on Oct 9, 2009 - 18 answers

Google Analytics not tracking?

Did clearing my cookies and cache prevent Google Analytics from tracking my blog? [more inside]
posted by serunding on Sep 1, 2009 - 3 answers

User problems with the browser cache

A commercial Web-based product our university purchased to provide student account summaries and collect tuition payments works well for 98%+ of the users. It only works for the rest, however, if they first clear their browser cache. [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Aug 25, 2009 - 12 answers

What might be changing these HKCU registry keys?

What might be changing these HKCU registry key values? [more inside]
posted by aydeejones on Jun 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Running short on cache?

Hard drive issues: Frequently when I attempt to open a folder on my Windows Vista partition I will have to wait 5 seconds or so for the drive to spin up (I hear it). Is there some way I can fix my cache or otherwise set up the drive so that it doesn't need to spin up every time I access files on my root drive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Nov 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Why am I getting an old webpage in Chrome?

When I browse to Talking Points Memo with Chrome from work I see the page as of Sept 24th. At home, with Chrome, I see the page as of today. At work in IE7 I see the site correctly. No other websites are affected. [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Sep 29, 2008 - 9 answers

How to see expired posts on Craigslist?

I did a Google search and came up with a link to a Craigslist posting, but the post is expired. Obviously, Google has the text of this because it shows me snippets of it in the search result list, but there is no "Cached" link for me to see it. How can I get this info out of Google or Craigslist? Or, alternatively, is there a website that has cached versions of Craigslist posts? The post in question is ten days old.
posted by MrZero on Aug 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Do burglars read AskMeFi?

What is your most ingenious hiding place for valuables? [more inside]
posted by DB Cooper on Jul 21, 2008 - 49 answers

Cached Web Pages

Is there any way to find a cache page of a website that was taken down within the past day? I have tried the major search engines with no luck... [more inside]
posted by kjl291 on May 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Use up to ___ MB of space for the cache

What is the ideal size for a browser's disk cache? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Force IE7 to use cache?

Force IE7 to use cache? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Mar 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Domain Not Resolving through my ISP

My domain is resolving for others to see, but not me ! [more inside]
posted by jurczyk on Mar 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Any way to load a short list of sites locally from the harddrive?

Is there any way to cache a set list of websites so they load from the hard drive instead of dynamically? [more inside]
posted by genial on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 answers

How is Facebook doing its queries?

How does Facebook handle or simplify the presumably complicated DB queries involved so that me loading my page doesn't bring it to its knees? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Feb 4, 2008 - 27 answers

vacation compatible RSS: how can I cache one month of feed items?

Say that I will go travelling for one month without internet access. For my email that poses no problem. All incoming mails wait for me in gmail when I get back. But how can I similarly avoid missing content in the many RSS feeds I regularly read? Can some online service cache all the feeds for me? [more inside]
posted by nolnar on Jan 16, 2008 - 14 answers

can't get webpage to see its stylesheet

When I go to espn.com from work, I get a page that is completely unstyled. I can't make it refresh to see its stylesheet. I've cleared cache and flushed dns. At home, it's fine. [more inside]
posted by luser on Dec 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Cashy My Apache

I am attempting to configure caching on an Apache server. I have it right for the most part, but.....I would like to prevent browsers from even checking the server once files like images are in the browser cache until an expiry date is exceeded. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Rebuild Vista icon cache?

Why is Vista showing the wrong icon for Windows Photo Gallery? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jul 17, 2007 - 3 answers

What is filling up my local hard disk?

Does Windows create temp files on the local disc when copying a large file from an external drive to a network share? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015 on Jul 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Why aren't my php files caching locally?

Why aren't my php files caching locally? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Cached out!

How come my L2 and L3 cache is disabled? Am I taking a performance hit? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Feb 18, 2007 - 4 answers

How can I recover my deleted Froogle list?

How can I recover my deleted Froogle list? I once had a lengthy (20-30 items?) shopping list on Froogle, here. I pointed people to this list as recently as December and it was full then. It now appears the entire list is gone. The items for myself aren't that important (if I can't remember I want it, maybe I don't really need it), but I used the list to keep track of gift ideas for others, and I'd really like to recover those. I've searched for an older cache on the Wayback Machine, Google, and Yahoo, with no luck. And I can't find any means of contacting Google for help.
posted by scottreynen on Feb 15, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I prove that a mistake existed on a website six months ago?

How can I prove that a mistake existed on a website six months ago? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jan 26, 2007 - 20 answers

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows?

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Nov 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Cache VS Unavailable Files

BrowserCacheFilter: I’m turning an unused XP box and big monitor into a full-screen browser based online digital sign. How do I replace web errors (ex: page not found) with cached versions of the page or file from when it was available? [more inside]
posted by linklog on Oct 5, 2006 - 1 answer

I want to explore!

NotFirefoxagainfilter: How do I stop from having to clear my cache every 5 minutes? [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on Jul 1, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I force Firefox to keep images in its cache?

I'm looking for a way to access a very slow, graphics-intensive website more quickly. How can I force Firefox to keep this website's images in its cache? [more inside]
posted by meeeeeep on Apr 9, 2006 - 5 answers

How does Google snag restricted pdf content?

How does Google collect content that is subscription-only? I've found that I can often read the cached html versions of pdf files from subscription-only sites even when I can't get the pdf itself. How do they do that?
posted by shoos on Dec 30, 2005 - 12 answers

Retrieving web content from Google cache?

Is it likely that Google would only cache one page out of a multi-page article? [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Nov 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Retrieving website caches

How can I obtain copies (screenshot or cache) of government officials' websites as they appeared a week, two weeks, a month ago? [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Nov 22, 2005 - 6 answers

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